On MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” liberal co-host Krystal Ball (her real name) discussed homosexual marriage with her five-year-old daughter, Ella. This is from MSNBC’s site on the video exchange:
“Ella explains who a person can and can’t marry and how in New York a person can marry anyone they love. ‘Girls can marry girls and boys can marry boys in New York and a girl can marry a boy in New York too,’ Ella told Krystal.
“‘And that’s good because you want people to be able to marry who they’re in love with, right?’ Ball asked Ella.
“‘Yeah!’ Ella replied.
“Both agreed that all states should legalized [sic] same-sex marriage. ‘That’s Crazy!’ Ella exclaimed to the notion that a state won’t allow someone to marry whomever they want.”
I’m sure that Ella reasoned out all of this by herself. Of course “both agree” since Ella is the mouthpiece of what her mother has been telling her. No surprise here since all children at this age reflect the views of their parents, for good or ill.
Young children are very impressionable. Four-year-olds are most likely going to believe anything a parent tells them. They are not at the developmental stage in their life where they can reason like an adult.
But hearing such blather from a 4-year-old appeals to low-information voters since they are about at the same intellectual level, maybe a bit lower. They would never be able to compete on “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?”
An adult could convince a 4-year-old that Jews are evil and blacks should be discriminated against because they are black not because of any specific behavior traits. It’s been done. You’ve seen hooded KKK children. Muslim children are radicalized at an early age. There’s a video showing a very young Muslim girl describing Jews as “pigs and apes.”
Children are sponges. Be careful what you say around a child, because it won’t be long before he or she is innocently repeating it on the playground and you’re getting a call from an upset parent.
If you’ve ever seen A Christmas Story, you know what I mean — “Oh Fuuuuudge.”
Little Ella has been propagandized by her pro-homosexual mother to believe that people should be able to “to marry whomever they want.”
You won’t the following exchange on the video; it’s my dream version:
“I can’t wait until daddy gets home so I can tell him that we can get married and start playing house right now,” Ella tells her mother.
“Well, no. Not daddy.”
“But you told me I can marry ‘whomever I want,’ and I want to marry daddy and do what you and daddy do.”
“There are exceptions,” Ella’s now not so progressive mother says.1
“What’s an exception?”
“It means that there are some people you can’t marry even if you want to.”
At this point Ella is very confused.
“But you said . . . .”
“I know what I said, but you can’t marry daddy.”
“Can I marry my baby brother? I love him, too.”
“No. He’s another exception.”
I wonder if Ella’s mother explained to her that if she were a homosexual that little Ella never would have been born.
“Mommy, did you and another woman make me?”
“No, Ella. Women can’t make babies with other women and men can’t make babies with other men.”
“Then what you’re telling me is that if everybody was a homosexual and got married, in time the human race would disappear.
This same-sex stuff doesn’t make sense.”
“Women could borrow sperm from a man and make babies that way.”
“That’s just plain weird. Are you sure this homosexual marriage thing is the best way to go? It just doesn’t make any sense.”
“Jesus said, ‘whoever causes one of these little ones who believes in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).
- In December 2010, “Columbia University Professor David Epstein was in the headlines. Not for his blog posts at the Huffington Post on issues ranging from torture to Sarah Palin, but rather for his arrest and charge of having participated in a three year sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter.” Consider this: “Switzerland has proposed decriminalizing consensual sexual relationships between first-degree relatives, like siblings and also between parents and their adult children. Any coercive sex or incest with a minor would still be illegal.” [↩]